Looking for a "smartphone" that can cooperate with Kubuntu 10.10.
paul at lemmons.name
Tue Jan 25 21:17:31 UTC 2011
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Subject: Looking for a "smartphone" that can cooperate with Kubuntu 10.10.
From: Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com>
To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Date: 01/25/2011 12:07 PM
> Hello everybody
> At present, I am looking for a new "smartphone" up to max. €200. The
> device must be able to:
> * at least easily exchange data with Kubuntu 10.
> * if possible, "synchronise" with the calandar/ agenda and contacts of Kontact;
> * share an internet connection (like a modem) with my laptop via
> "thethering" - via USB, Bluetooth or Wifi;
> * easily import and export contacts: in vCard and/or via Google/GMAIL.
> Does anybody have experience with a smart phone that meets these demands?
> One of the phones I am considering, is a "HTC Wildfire A3333", with an
> Android OS. Specifications:
> Does anybody have experience with this specific phone together with
> Kubuntu and Kontact?
> Respectfully yours,
I use an Android phone (DROID) that does all of the above with a little
* at least easily exchange data with Kubuntu 10.
It mounts as a USB drive. You can easily move files to and from it using
normal file management programs. You can also set it up to work with Amarok.
* if possible, "synchronise" with the calandar/ agenda
It automatically syncs with Google Calendar. You can setup kontact to
sync your calendar with google calendar.
* and contacts of Kontact;
It automatically syncs with google contacts. I *think* you can sync
kontact contacts with google contacts but am not sure.
* share an internet connection (like a modem) with my laptop via
"thethering" - via USB, Bluetooth or Wifi;
In the states the option is made available but costs extra every month.
If you root the phone you can download an APP that does this for free.
* easily import and export contacts: in vCard and/or via Google/GMAIL.
Already built in. It syncs updates to your contacts on your phone to the
contacts in gmail.
I don't think any of these things are phone specific, as they are
Android features. I will tell you, though, as you look for a phone pay
attention to a number of things:
1) Battery life. See if anybody has anything good to say about the
battery. This is the number one complaint of smart phone owners.
2) Processor speed. Don't get anything running slower than 800mhz
3) Internal memory. At least 256mb
4) How large of an SD card is supported and if you have a choice, at
least 8G if you don't want to use it as an MP3 player and 16-32GB if you do.
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